Destination guide

Experience Midtown in holiday homes to rent

Midtown Manhattan is the heart of New York City and a hub of entertainment, culture and history. This vibrant area holds many of the city’s most interesting attractions and bucket-list experiences, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.


Historic sites near Midtown holiday homes

Midtown Manhattan has numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Rubin Museum of Art, a museum with ancient Himalayan paintings, statues and textiles, and the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, a preserved townhouse and museum that was once home to the 26th president of the United States. You might also enjoy Scandinavia House, a cultural centre featuring Scandinavian art and history, and the Seagram Building, an iconic skyscraper with radical architecture from the 1930s.

Things to do

Things to do near Midtown holiday homes

From museums and cultural exhibits to national landmarks and historic sites, Midtown Manhattan offers some of the best of the city. Holiday homes are available near places like the Museum at FIT, a museum focusing on fashion garments and accessories, and Greenacre Park, an intimate park with a waterfall and cafe. You’ll also find the Paley Center For Media, a museum and archive of television and radio programs, and Japan Society, a cultural centre with Japanese arts and events. Other highlights include the Empire State Building, an iconic art deco tower with observatories, and the Museum of Arts and Design, a museum of functional arts like ceramics, jewellery and furniture.


Activities and attractions in Midtown

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Midtown has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Floating Pool (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Restaurant Row (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • NBC Studios (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Chelsea Piers (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Midtown

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Midtown is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Central Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Battery Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Herald Square (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Bryant Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Greeley Square (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Midtown

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 6.2 mi (10 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Penn Station and New York Grand Central Terminal Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Midtown by jumping on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station, 34 St. Station or 34 St. - Penn Station.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Midtown

With many immigrants entering the country through New York City, Midtown Manhattan boasts a range of ethnic cuisines that are scattered throughout the area. Though you can find just about anything your heart desires, Manhattan is known for a few iconic dishes, such as Manhattan clam chowder, New York-style cheesecake, New York-style pizza, New York bagels and New York-style Italian ice. Whether you want to experience a mix of cuisine or you’d like to try some authentic New York dishes, you can find a range of options near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Midtown holiday accommodation

Kids will enjoy the array of educational and fun attractions found throughout Midtown Manhattan. Holiday homes are available near family-friendly places like Rockefeller Center, a famed complex with a seasonal ice rink among shops and restaurants, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, a museum with unique and bizarre curiosities like shrunken heads and strange animals. Older children will like The Tour at NBC Studios, a backstage tour of the television network where popular shows are recorded, while younger children will love M&M’S World, a multi-storey building with a variety of candy, toys and merchandise. You could also explore the National Museum of Mathematics, a kid-focused math museum with interactive exhibits on patterns and structures for young children.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Midtown

Midtown Manhattan is ideal for a romantic holiday, thanks to its shopping, shows, dining and more. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Theater District, a performing arts hub with Broadway shows and other entertainment venues, and 5th Avenue, a high-end shopping area with luxury boutiques and department stores. You could also visit the Museum of Modern Art, a world-class museum filled with masterpieces of art and design with a sculpture garden and cafes, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, an iconic neo-Gothic church with twin spires and historic significance.

Where to stay near Midtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,081 holiday rentals near Midtown. From 789 Condos/Apartments to 785 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Midtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Midtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Midtown:

  • Manhattan: 3,200 holiday homes
  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,047 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,063 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 375 holiday homes
  • SoHo: 2,510 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Midtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Midtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck: 5,839 holiday rentals
  • 7 Av. Station (E 53rd St.): 5,815 holiday rentals
  • 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station: 5,838 holiday rentals
  • Love Sculpture: 5,832 holiday rentals
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 5,836 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Midtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Midtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 789 Condos/Apartments in Midtown. Our other popular types of Midtown holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 785 holiday houses
  • Houses: 100 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 4 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Midtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 72 holiday homes with pool available in Midtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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